Measurement of Emissions in Industrial Operations

To successfully address environmental issues, it is crucial to enhance our understanding of the emissions that occur in connection with industrial processes. This increased insight enables better choices of actions to reduce emissions or to demonstrate the successful implementation of such measures. Results from measurements conducted by independent organizations like Acoem, for example, can be used as fundamental information in applications for environmental permits.

Discovering Environmental Solutions Through Emission Measurements

In the realm of industrial operations, effective environmental stewardship demands a heightened comprehension of the emissions generated by various industrial processes. This deeper understanding paves the way for more precise decision-making regarding emission reduction strategies or the successful demonstration of such implementations. These strategies encompass the measurement of various components within the exhaust gases, including:

  • Standard exhaust gas composition (such as CO, CO2, O2, NOx, SOx, THC, etc.).
  • Specialized exhaust gas composition (incorporating PAH, NH3, N2O, HCl, etc.).
  • Measurement of total particulate matter (PM) or particle size distribution (PM10, PM2.5, or PM0.1).
  • Online particle size distribution measurement or offline chemical characterization of particulates.
  • Flow measurement to quantify gas flows.
  • Temperature measurement for process parameter monitoring.
  • Sampling and analysis of bed materials.
  • Sampling and analysis of ash.

Results derived from these meticulous measurements, carried out by impartial institutions like Acoem, serve as fundamental foundations for environmental permit applications, aiding businesses in effectively managing their emissions and environmental impact. Explore the science of emissions management with us.